Registration Deadline

The deadline to register for the Gathering is March 17th.

Gathering Fees

The Network charges a $400 registration fee for Grantmakers who are not dues-paying members of the Network. Anyone attending representing dues-paying member organizations of the Network may choose the member ticket option to receive $100 off the ticket price.  You may also purchase carbon offsets at the bottom of the checkout page. All participants will be responsible for their own travel and lodging expenses.

Learning Journeys

There are a limited number of spaces on our five learning journeys. You may choose only one. If your preferred learning journey is full, please email to have your name added to the waitlist. 

Trial Membership

Our trial membership ranges from $250-500. First-time members of the Network may choose a contribution within this range. Please add one trial membership to receive the $100 member discount on your Gathering registration ticket(s). Please note that one trial membership applies your discount to all Gathering tickets purchased for your organization’s participating board and staff.

Gathering Location

Martha Washington Inn
150 West Main Street
Abingdon, VA 24210

Hotel Information

Discounted rooms for Gathering attendees are reserved at the Martha Washington Inn for $129 per night. The last day to take advantage of this discount is February 28th. Attendees are responsible for their own reservations. For reservations under the group block, please call the hotel directly at 276-628-3161 and ask for the “Appalachia Funders Network” Group rate.

Carbon Offset Fee

The Appalachia Funders Network is dedicated to investing in the long term health and resilience of Appalachia. As a result, the Network is collaborating with the Appalachian Carbon Partnership (ACP). The ACP, a project of the Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (MACED), is a powerful model for promoting the practice of sustainable forestry management on private, non-industrial forestland. This program is the first in Central Appalachia to compensate forest landowners for the carbon sequestered by their sustainably managed forests, linking the global issue of climate change directly to local economic development in Central Appalachia.

This year Appalachia Funders Network will offer participants the opportunity to offset their emissions incurred by travel and lodging. Participants will be asked at checkout if they wish to pay a $12.07 fee in addition to their registration fee, which will be used to offset these emissions. For more information, please visit the ACP website.


For information about the Appalachia Funders Network, becoming a member and publications from past Gatherings, please visit

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